Dominique Dawes

April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and empowered. MyMCM spoke with Dawes about how classes are going. She said many COVID-19 precautions are in place […]

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February 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Dawes ‘Very Thrilled’ to Join Washington Spirit’s New Investor Group

The Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new investor group on Wednesday that includes Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager and Dominique Dawes. “It is fitting that the Washington Spirit have an investor group commensurate with the dynamism and diversity of DC and its place as the most powerful city in […]

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July 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2020 Class

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2020. Nominees will be selected for the Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. This will be the second class of inductees for the MoCo Sports Hall of Fame. Last year’s inaugural class featured […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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June 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dawes Doing Flips Over Gymnastics Academy Opening

24 summers ago, Dominique Dawes was a teenager and a world-class gymnast helping the U.S.team win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now aged 43, Dawes is realizing a different dream, one that means even more to her. On Wednesday, she is opening the aptly named Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. It […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Joins Councilmember Jawando’s Virtual Storytime

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando had a special guest during his Virtual Storytime on Thursday morning. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes and owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastic Academy in Clarksburg joined Jawando in reading uplifting books to viewers. Dawes is a Silver Spring native. Jawando committed to doing the virtual storytime for the community since […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dominique Dawes to Join Councilmember Jawando for Thursday Virtual Storytime

Dominique Dawes, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast from Silver Spring, will join Councilmember Will Jawando for his daily virtual story time Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The stories will be read live on Jawando’s Facebook page. Jawando has been reading stories virtually to children since schools moved online because of the coronavirus. He’s been joined for […]

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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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